Dara Minkin and Amy Bourque on our aerial cube,
from our November 2013, Whichever Way the Wind Blows
Photograph courtesy of Guadalupe Chavez
AirDance New Mexico is a company of
multi-disciplinary artists who collaborate with each other to create exciting, innovative performances, featuring critically acclaimed aerial dances and multi-media theatrical works. AirDance productions incorporate
trapezes, aerial fabric, swings, hoops, aerial cube, and invented apparatus and interactive sets, created from a variety of materials. Performances feature original music by local composers and may include original scripts, projections, unusual props, and whatever else may strike our fancy. AirDance shows seek
to entertain while exploring our lives and dreams, shedding light on hidden aspects of our collective being. AirDance New Mexico also offers classes and workshops in the aerial arts and related disciplines for children and adults at our home, the AirDance ArtSpace. The company is available for special workshops and performances for your group or organization, both at our facility and at yours. AirDance New Mexico is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
Katy Andersen, Christina Cavaleri, and Joanna Furgal,
from our May 2014 show, Fight or Flight
Photograph courtesy of Jeff Hartzer
Please visit our INSTRUCTION page which lists our current offerings.
August 1, 2017: Registration open for Fall Mixed-Aerial Classes for Children and Adolescents! Spaces available in both our Monday after-school class (4:30-5:45) and our Saturday afternoon class (1:30-2:45). See INSTRUCTION page for more information.
INSTRUCTION page also lists rates for private and semi-private lessons, available by appointment.
SOMOS: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD, 4-10 PM
AirDance New Mexico Junior and Senior Companies will be performing on Central Avenue and competing for a nice, big grant! A great opportunity to celebrate some of the very best Albuquerque has to offer and support your favorite aerial nonprofit, all for just $10/ticket (and grant voting rights)!
CCOMING IN NOVEMBER ...
A Weekend of Flying Thrills and Chills
The AirDance New Mexico Junior and Senior Companies team up for a weekend of aerial thrills and chills, celebrating scary stories and all things bugs, as in creepy, crawly insects!
Friday-Sunday, November 10-12, 2017 at the AirDance ArtSpace, 3030 Isleta Blvd. SW Details coming soon!
It's been a long, hot summer, but Junior Company has been busy training up some new members and is now working on their Scary Stories themed show for November. Meanwhile, the adults are working on Entomography, taking inspiration from a variety of insects and related critters. (When asked if they also wanted to get in on the bug theme, the juniors replied with a resounding NO! :) More fun for the adults!) More information coming in the Fall!
Here's a quick highlight reel of our senior company's 2016 critically acclaimed shows. (Popular with audiences, too!) Videography by Aaron Hendren. Editing by Joanna Furgal. Music by string quartet, The Venus Rings, under the direction of Monica Demarco.
Photography and poster designs by Joanna Furgal
Many thanks to everyone who filled our ArtSpace to overflowing and made our Art of Flight weekend such a rousing success! The Flying Monkeys (aka the AirDance Junior Company) especially appreciate the schools and fans for their most excellent questions and feedback! Senior Company is indebted to the amazing programmers of Thunder Egg Concepts and guest artist Charlie Faraday! Thanks and more thanks to the casts, musicians, crews, volunteers and to our truly lovely audiences!!
AirDance New Mexico recommends Discount Dance Supply for quality dancewear, costumes, shoes, and more! Enter "Studio ID# 73394" and receive 10% of your first purchase and 5% thereafter every time you use our ID# and Discount Dance supply will reward your favorite AirDancers! (Discount applied at checkout.)
AirDance New Mexico is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization
Artistic Director Debra Landau performs Spiderwoman in Albuquerque's KIMO Theater, 1998
circus [of] trapezes, trampolines and ropes. Monologues on everything
from spitting to religion. Live rock music and videotapes. Are
you thinking modern dance? Dancer/choreographer Debra Landau
could change your mind about the art form."
New Mexico is in residence at the AirDance ArtSpace. Originally a church built in the 1930s, the ArtSpace has been renovated to include an intimate black-box-style theatrical performance space with beautiful, sprung oak floors and ceiling beams for rigging aerial apparatus, sets, etc. The building also has a foyer, a kitchen, and a green room. It is fully ADA accessible.